Yellow

I once dreamt in color
No need for meter, no need for rhyme
I dreamt I saw the sun
Showing through some demigod’s design
I once dreamt in color
I dreamt bodies were aligned
I dreamt of a sense of place and grace
I dreamt there was no need for time
I once dreamt in color
I dreamt I held her hand in mine
Backs pressed to pews of wet grass
Our eyes set to the sky
Our longings were our prayers
Drifting beyond our gaze above
I dreamt Demeter danced and no romance
Could ever substitute this love
I once dreamt on color
For once it was not in red
I dreamt fear had no more power here
I dreamt dismay had no more stead
I once dreamt in color
Not the usual black on gray malaise
If but for a night without my eyes
I could see through malignant haze

I once dreamt in yellow
A life saturated in gentle sun
I once dreamt in color
But that dream has come undone
I once dreamt in color
But it all ended before I woke
Memories of daylight left me blind
And I grew deaf from words unspoke
I once dreamt in color
The memories tattooed my world in black
I hope to live in color once
No going home, no going back
I hope to live in color once
I hope to stare brave into my yellow sun
It seems daylight has finally broken here
Or has another dream just begun?

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